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An opponent of political violence was once set to lead Iran. One last quarrel changed it all.

An opponent of political violence was once set to lead Iran. One last quarrel changed it all. | Washington Post | August 12, 2016
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August 12, 2016
In 1988, nearly a decade after Iran's Islamic revolution, the country's leader-in-waiting faced a decision. He could stay silent as Iran stepped up a campaign of mass executions, torture and gulag-style imprisonment against perceived internal opponents. Or he could follow his conscience and speak out. Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri chose to take a stand. It […]

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